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The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

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1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very nice hotel with great staff. Was able to check in early which after an early start to the day was appreciated. Room was quiet and clean with all the typical amenities. Really enjoyed my weekend in DC. Room service was very tasty too.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Kiaora7, I could not ask for better comments! We are thrilled to be part of your DC experience but hope you won't stay away too long. Peter More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stayed here for a conference in DC last fall, and The Donovan is surely among one of the better hotels in the DC area. The bathroom had a funky snail house-ish shower, which looked better than it worked, but the room was modern, spacious and very nice. Service was top notch. The White House and the Mall (with everything that... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

MatsLindh, It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the hotel and our location! Being in the heart of downtown DC definitely has its perks. We encourage healthy living and definitely support the morning run through DC. Feel free to share your routes next time you stay with us! Peter More 

Kent, England
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76 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had booked a City view suite having looked and pondered all of the great choice of Kimptons in DC...when visiting the USA of late, we always try and get a Kimpton because , with the exception of the Eventi in NYC, they have amazing customer care and staff . The suite was absolutely superb with a gorgeous view of... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Cliffandjules, Sounds like you really made the most of your trip! Our City View Suites are exceptional so it is awesome you got to experience one. And if you did not have a chance this trip, definitely check out Zentan next time. Don't be strangers! Peter More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. Room was spacious, clean and quiet. Comfy bed with massive TV and funky bathroom. Friendly staff and great location. Would highly recommend. Only negative was that the pool closes at 5pm.

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Ducati899, Thanks for the review! You traveled a long way to join us which we really appreciate. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the rooftop bar after the pool was closed for some of DNV's awesome cocktails. Hopefully you can join us again soon. Peter More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

My first visit to the Donovan and really enjoyed my experience. Well located with a warm and courteous staff (thank you Kathryn for the warm greetings) and well equipped with complimentary cocktails in evening and coffee in the morning. Rooms are on the funky side - the leopard and zebra robes are a bit much, but the room is clean... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

RMGTravel, Glad your first visit to The Donovan lived up to expectations! The Kimpton robes are certainly different than your typical hotel robes but we are happy to remove those for you next time. I hope you follow Arnold's quote and come back soon! Peter More 

Euless, Texas
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61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We used a travel site to find hotel deals and happened upon this gem. Wow! Feels like we won the lottery with this one! Beautiful interior, amazing top notch service - every need was met & exceeded. I felt like I was famous or something with how beautiful it was & how amazing the amenities were. We enjoyed the pool... More 

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Peter D, Front Office Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Mizzdiane, Thank you for the wonderful review! Our staff takes pride in providing experiences like yours. After all, who wouldn't enjoy feeling famous every so often? We hope to see you back very soon. Peter More 

Barcelona, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Donovan House continues to be the best value in Washington excellent service, urbane aesthetic and a gateway to Logan circle the increasingly preferred hood for DC denizens. Our family took a block of rooms and received outstanding support during an important moment . Head north on 14th for great restaurants but go early since few take reservations

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lyanovitch, What an amazing review you posted on TripAdvisor!!! You said it all and I can not thank you enough for doing that! I am so thrilled to read that your family had an outstanding experience and everything was beyond your expectations. We are so looking forward to having you back in the future! Cheers, Elif More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My love and I have 4 little ones between the two of us so getting some alone time is not easy to come by. When we had the chance to take a quick, overnight trip to DC our hotel selection was very important. The Donovan is in a fantastic location. Easily walkable to the Smithsonian Museums and other sites. The... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Michael A., Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor community. I can only imagine how difficult it could be to getaway from 4 lovely ones!!! And knowing how valuable those getaways are, you definitely need to have a relaxing and memorable experience. I am very fortunate to work with a team who genuinely cares for our guests and truly... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place! Will certainly stay here again. We had a City View king studio - the room was huge and had amazing views! The location is excellent, and within walking distance of White House and Washington memorial. The staff is helpful and super friendly and the wine reception was a good touch. Just wish the pool stayed open past... More 

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pudding 37, Thank you for an amazing review! Our mission is to be the most "loved" hotel & restaurant company and glad to read that our mission is accomplished. As you mentioned, our hotel is located in the heart of DC close to many great attractions and restaurants; also our rooms are newly renovated with an amazing 14th street/Thomas... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Lots of positives: Good location, well maintained, friendly staff. Walking distance to lots of sites, but hail a cab to back "up" to the hotel. Negatives: Shower too funky, and allows entire room to light up when in the bathroom & can see sillouette when entering. Poorly laid out in general.

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Elif H, Assistant General Manager at The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Barbara L., Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor community! We truly appreciate all the positives and areas to improve you mentioned on your review. I am truly to sorry to hear that our showers and room lay out were not your expectations. If you decide to join us in the future, please feel free to contact me... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 1155 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC, DC 20005
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Price Range: $188 - $414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Donovan Hotel a Thompson
Donovan House Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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